Maritime and Offshore Cases

Houston Personal Injury Attorney Steve Lee answers your questions regarding car accidents, truck accidents, DWI accidents, construction accidents, offshore accidents and refinery and industrial accidents. We represent personal injury and accident victims throughout Texas.

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The Jones Act and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) may not be the only remedies available to you if you’ve been injured due to the actions or inactions of someone other than your employer. If you were hurt…

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When maritime workers are injured while in the service of their vessel, general maritime law requires their employer to compensate them via payments for maintenance and cure. Hiring an experienced maritime attorney can ensure that seamen receive all of the…

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Yes, shipyard workers are exposed to serious occupational health risks due to welding activities. When combined with hot metal and dangerous gases, an electrical arc can create burn risks, neurological damage, and respiratory problems. Maritime Welding Dangers Maritime workers face…

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Generally, you have 30 days from the date of injury to notify your employer, and one year to file a formal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) claim with the U.S. Department of Labor. Employer Notification While workers typically…

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Before injured workers can be covered under the Jones Act, they must first qualify as seamen. To qualify as a seaman, an employee must be assigned to a vessel in navigation, a term which is confusing to many people. The…

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Many maritime attorneys can represent clients from anywhere in the United States, so you aren’t required to hire a local lawyer. Maritime law is complicated, and it covers a wide range of issues dealing with navigation and shipping. Maritime Injuries…

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You have the right to receive treatment from the doctor of your choice when you’ve been injured in a maritime accident. Your employer isn’t permitted to force you to visit a particular physician, or retaliate against you for seeing your…

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You can recover damages for your maritime injury even if you didn’t report it, since there are multiple ways to prove that you were hurt in a workplace accident. However, failing to file a timely injury report is likely to…

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